#7106 Mar 22, 2005
The 140 tube assembly is a snug fit in the Scopeguard case. To ease
inserting and removing it from the case, as well as general
handling, I have made up a handle that is installed between the two
center holes in the top surface of the TEC rings. This handle
should also provide a safe means of holding the scope when
installing and removing it from my still to arrive mount.
My handle was bent out of 1/8" x 1" stainless steel bar stock. I
made it low profile enough so it does not need to be removed to
install the scope in the Scopeguard case, but does provide barely
adequate finger room between the handle and the tube assembly. It
is mounted using 1/4 x 20 by 1/2" stainless steel Allen head bolts.
If making something similar for your scope WATCH THE BOLT LENGTH.
The two center holes on the top of the rings are in the thinnest
part of the top flat surface and are drilled and tapped all of the
way through. Use of bolts that are too long can damage the scope
tube. I used 1/2" long bolts without any problems. However
another, supposedly the same dimension, bolt checked was long enough
so that it could have dimpled the tube if used.